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seasonal employment

Employment with businesses that are only open during part of the year, or that may need temporary employees during peak periods.

Examples of seasonal employees may include:

  • Lifeguards
  • Tax Preparers
  • Tutors
  • Groundskeepers

Why are seasonal employees important?

Seasonal employees allow employers to staff more efficiently and accommodate the ebbs and flows of customer demand.  Some businesses may only be open at certain times of the year or may not need a full staff for the full twelve months.  Seasonal employees can also lend support to an existing workforce by absorbing excess workload, and improving morale and productivity for all employees.

Why is being a seasonal employee important?

  • Experience: Seasonal workers may be college students that want to earn money when class is not in session.  The benefit of seasonal employment allows students to work around busy class schedules while still learning valuable skills for their future.  The skills learned as a seasonal employee may also be a stepping stone to more permanent employment.
  • Flexible: Seasonal employees fill the gaps when demand for a service increases, such as tax preparers in April, or lifeguards during the summer months.  
  • Higher Morale: Seasonal employees may be hired to help with special projects or to fill in for employee leave, and help to raise morale for all employees by lessening stress or a feeling of being overworked.
  • Extra Income:  Seasonal employment is often a good fit for employees looking for extra income from a second job as the work is often performed outside of regular business hours, such as tutoring or retail positions.